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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Reuben

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Behold, a son
  • #1347 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
109k Ruben (Spanish)
< 1k Ruven (American)

How popular is the name "Reuben" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 92 0 92
1881 73 0 73
1882 73 0 73
1883 57 0 57
1884 82 0 82
1885 72 0 72
1886 82 0 82
1887 54 0 54
1888 84 0 84
1889 73 0 73
1890 75 0 75
1891 75 0 75
1892 89 0 89
1893 86 0 86
1894 87 0 87
1895 102 0 102
1896 90 0 90
1897 82 0 82
1898 78 0 78
1899 64 0 64
1900 86 0 86
1901 68 0 68
1902 82 0 82
1903 65 0 65
1904 71 0 71
1905 88 0 88
1906 79 0 79
1907 88 0 88
1908 102 0 102
1909 91 0 91
1910 93 0 93
1911 109 0 109
1912 220 0 220
1913 293 0 293
1914 372 0 372
1915 431 0 431
1916 441 0 441
1917 430 0 430
1918 458 5 453
1919 432 0 432
1920 465 0 465
1921 399 0 399
1922 438 0 438
1923 431 6 425
1924 441 5 436
1925 362 0 362
1926 374 6 368
1927 379 5 374
1928 302 0 302
1929 290 0 290
1930 284 0 284
1931 249 0 249
1932 249 0 249
1933 228 0 228
1934 225 0 225
1935 227 0 227
1936 209 0 209
1937 203 0 203
1938 217 0 217
1939 178 0 178
1940 190 0 190
1941 213 0 213
1942 222 0 222
1943 201 0 201
1944 204 0 204
1945 181 0 181
1946 228 0 228
1947 201 0 201
1948 213 0 213
1949 206 0 206
1950 208 0 208
1951 217 0 217
1952 246 0 246
1953 199 0 199
1954 181 0 181
1955 220 0 220
1956 220 0 220
1957 241 0 241
1958 216 0 216
1959 241 0 241
1960 250 0 250
1961 223 0 223
1962 215 0 215
1963 245 0 245
1964 235 0 235
1965 214 0 214
1966 174 0 174
1967 178 0 178
1968 181 0 181
1969 159 0 159
1970 255 6 249
1971 258 0 258
1972 232 0 232
1973 210 0 210
1974 246 0 246
1975 230 0 230
1976 268 0 268
1977 287 0 287
1978 296 0 296
1979 266 0 266
1980 294 0 294
1981 282 7 275
1982 266 0 266
1983 240 0 240
1984 255 0 255
1985 279 0 279
1986 294 0 294
1987 292 0 292
1988 279 5 274
1989 287 0 287
1990 304 0 304
1991 274 0 274
1992 248 0 248
1993 240 0 240
1994 245 0 245
1995 223 0 223
1996 221 0 221
1997 192 0 192
1998 228 0 228
1999 222 0 222
2000 204 0 204
2001 209 0 209
2002 223 0 223
2003 228 0 228
2004 214 0 214
2005 213 0 213
2006 230 0 230
2007 217 0 217
2008 219 0 219
2009 236 0 236
2010 196 0 196
2011 211 0 211
2012 207 0 207
2013 233 0 233
2014 262 0 262

Want to know about the populiarty of Reuben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,156 babies born with the name Reuben in the United States. That's more than enough Reubens to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 92 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Reuben" was in 1920 with a total of 465 babies.

According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reuben" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1912. Across the entire United States a total of 220 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Reuben popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Reuben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Reuben" mean? The list below shows the origins of Reuben as well as things modernly associated with the name Reuben such as celebrities named Reuben.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Reuben

The name "Reuben" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Behold, a son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Richard Brooks

Richard was born in 1912 as Reuben Sax in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nebuer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ruebne". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Reuben born Jan 5, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Reuben

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